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Teacher pens memoir of IDF service
Nineteen-year-old Dorit, born and raised in New York City, lived with her controlling, fearful mother, who was the child of Holocaust survivors. Dorit’s father, an Israeli-born artist, held boozy G...
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AIPAC speaker Schanzer warns of Hezbollah, ‘tough choices’ for Israelis
A former counter-terrorism analyst for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Jonathan Schanzer, briefed local AIPAC members on the current state of Middle East foreign policy on Monday, May 2 at an ...
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Temple Sinai celebrates 70 years with proclamation
To mark the congregation’s 70th anniversary, 15 members of Temple Sinai traveled to the Pittsburgh City-County Building for a special proclamation from Councilman Dan Gilman. “Now, therefore be it ...
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Temple Ohav Shalom dedicates new memorial garden
A new Jewish cemetery in Pittsburgh is not an everyday occurrence.    That is why clouds and drizzle did not deter the sizable group of Temple Ohav Shalom congregants and religious school students ...
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Putting faces to tragedies such as the Holocaust, genocide
Tiffany O’Shea, an English teacher at Montour High School, already had incorporated the Holocaust graphic novel “Maus” by Art Spielgelman into her 10th-grade curriculum, when she attended the Summe...
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Light continues to flicker, even as it fades
For several decades, the candle lighting ceremony at Pittsburgh’s annual Yom Hashoah commemoration has featured local Holocaust survivors publicly lighting the six memorial candles, one for each of...
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For Holocaust survivors, the power of old family photos
In 1953, Israel’s prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, and its president, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, signed into law a proclamation designating a day each year for remembering the victims as well as the heroes ...
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Pittsburgh a finalist for prestigious, hefty transportation grant
City Councilman Dan Gilman is “very optimistic” when it comes to Pittsburgh’s chances of winning $50 million in grant funds that would propel the Steel City to be a worldwide leader in the field of...
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Metro Briefs April 28
The annual AIPAC Pittsburgh event will be held on Monday, May 2 at Hotel Monaco, 620 William Penn Place. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president of research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, will...
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Archives
After 20 years, Sam Glaser is still rocking synagogues
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 10, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The list of musicians who have successfully crossed into the mainstream from the world of Jewish music is a short one. It’s basically limited to one name: Matisyahu. But Sam Glaser hopes to join hi...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Career Development Center of Jewish Family & Children’s Service will provide more than 10 free workshops this month to job seekers and those looking to expand their career options. Classes offe...
Pittsburgh mezzo-soprano to sing ‘Aida’ at foot of Masada
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Mezzo-soprano Marianne Cornetti has played operatic roles from Lady Macbeth to Azucena, and venues from the Met to La Scala. But this summer, the Pittsburgh-based singer will embark on a new challe...
Capturing Israel's disaster in photos
by JTA
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Convenant residents could recover partial deposits in suit
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Residents of the former Covenant at South Hills can finally anticipate recovering some of the money they thought was lost when the B’nai B’rith-sponsored senior living facility was sold in bankrupt...
Israelis look back on fire that shook nation
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Just days after the fires that destroyed over 12,000 acres of forest, 100 homes and countless trees were extinguished on Monday, Israelis are now beginning to take stock of the damage and look to t...
Claims Conference gets doubled home care support from Germans
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 09, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Still smarting from a scheme that defrauded it of more than $42 million, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) has announced a historic agreement with the Ger...
The Obama White House — and Washington — celebrate Chanuka
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Chanuka is a story of a people standing alone to keep its lights aflame. This year in Washington, the message was of a people standing with friends — and even the not-so-friendly — to ...
With Berlusconi tottering, Israel-Italy ties appear safe
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- Dogged by sex and corruption scandals, a revolt by former political allies, and WikiLeaks’ revelations that U.S. diplomats consider him “feckless” and a mouthpiece for Russian leader Vladim...
Kevin Spacey gets in touch with his inner Jew in ‘Casino Jack’
by Naomi Pfefferman
The Jewish Journal
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES - Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey lifts his fork from his plate of lox and eggs and jabs it in the air. Tucked away in a back booth at Art’s Deli in Studio City, he recounts ...